Jonathan Szucs is the current General Manager of Advanced Superabrasives Inc. and Vice Chair of the
North Carolina District Export Council. Under Jonathan’s leadership in successfully developing global
distributors, Advanced Superabrasives earned the 2013 Presidential “E” Award for Exporting Excellence.
He received his Electrical and Computer Engineering Degree from Western Carolina University. Upon
earning his degree he joined Advanced Superabrasives as an Engineer and quickly grew to love exporting
and traveling. In June of 2018 the Carolina World Trade Association awarded Jonathan their Leadership
in International Commerce award. One of his biggest achievements is the exporting of a Superabrasive
wheel to Mars on the Curiosity Rover. He currently spearheads all new markets for ASI and is in charge
of all international sales teams that ASI is forming. As part of his new duties, Jonathan is also in charge
of training new “Sales Engineers” in the art of international business for ASI. As part of Jonathan’s drive
to improve Western North Carolina, he is also a member of Comprehensive Economic Development
Strategy board for Land of Sky. Jonathan has a passion for teaching as well and is on several local
Industrial Advisory Boards. His latest project is on a leadership board for the newly formed RAMP
initiative. RAMP stands for Raising Awareness of Manufacturing Possibilities, which is designed to reach
out to middle, and high school students in helping them choose a career in Advanced Manufacturing.
When Jonathan is not engaged in all of his projects, he enjoys his time with his wife and two children.
1. Member of the North Carolina District Export Council since 2014
2. Chair of the NC DEC Legislative Outreach Committee
3. Communications Officer for the National Association of District Export Councils since 2017
4. Youth Chair for the Mountain Area Workforce Development Board
5. Madison County Economic Development Board Member
6. Western Carolina University Advisory Board Member